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The story so far

The story so far

July 14, 2016

Did you know that we use 5 billion plastic toothbrushes a year and that 2 billion of those brushes end op in the ocean and in landfills? Well, neither did we…

We love the oceans, mountains, and all of mother nature’s playgrounds. Our love for surfing and snowboarding pushes us to always keep looking for new, unexplored and exciting places. 
Amazing island Karimunjawa, North of Java, Indonesia.

Our idea came to us at one of those sites; a beach on one of the secluded islands of the Indonesian archipelago. A sunset stroll quickly became a trash hunt and we we’re shocked by the amount of rubbish we collected in such short time. Of course, we had read about plastic waste in oceans through great initiatives such as oceancleanup.com and plasticsoupfoundation.com, but seeing it with our own eyes was severely confronting nonetheless. After doing more online research and reading reports such as this article from the Washington Post we felt inclined to take action.


Trash found on Karimunjawa

And so our search started... Soon we learned about the great characteristics and functionality of Bamboo and how it is 100% biodegradable. Therefore, bamboo is a great alternative for plastic! Not much later The Bamboo Brush Society was founded. We are, however, not just a company that puts an alternative for plastic toothbrushes on the market.

We want to build a society of optimistic people, sharing similar values and interests and inspiring each other to alternatives for the damaging products of large corporations. Let’s face it, they are not stepping up to the plate when it comes to sustainability; their main objective remains financial gain. Until they start putting people and the planet in first place we will continue to promote our earth-loving toothbrushes and look into alternatives for the use of plastic.

#keepourplaygroundclean



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